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The top ten sporting moments of 2022

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29th December, 2022
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2022 has been full of incredible moments in a variety of sports from Aussie rules to curling. There have been underdog tales of greatness, and champions reaching new, record-breaking highs.

My list celebrates some of the best achievements from 2022, in descending order from 10 to 1. Of course you will have your own ideas, so leave suggestions in the comments.

10. Nick Kyrgios’ run to the Wimbledon final

The tennis world finally saw what it craved in 2022, a consistent Nick Kyrgios playing at his best, and it was glorious.

Kyrgios delighted fans to reach his first grand slam final, and whilst he couldn’t go all the way it was still a joy to watch.

NEW YORK, USA, September 05: Nick Kyrgios of Australia plays a shot through his legs while playing against Karen Khachanov in the Men's Singles Quarter-Final match on Arthur Ashe Stadium during the US Open Tennis Championship 2022 at the USTA National Tennis Centre on September 5th 2022 in Flushing, Queens, New York City. (Photo by Tim Clayton/Corbis via Getty Images)

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9. Australia reaching the last 16 at the World Cup

Whilst it wasn’t one of the most talked about upsets at the World Cup, with a squad of A-League and Scottish Premiership regulars, Australia made it through the group stages with not too much difficulty.


Then, they gave the world champions the best game apart from the final (and they certainly played better than the French in the first half). A team to be proud of.

8. Vingegaard’s tour triumph

It was all set up for Tadej Pogacar to win his third successive Tour de France, with the Slovenian expected to win with ease. Jonas Vingegaard, however, had other ideas. With Le Tour starting in his native Denmark, Vingegaard stormed to his first ever Grand Tour win.

7. Bazball transforming England’s Test side

What happens when you combine a one of a kind retired batsman with a modern captain on a clean slate? The answer, Bazball, and what looks like a revolution of test cricket.

6. A brilliant T20 World Cup

While there will be the usual people who complain of the tournament’s regularity (and rightly so), the T20 World Cup had some incredible matches.


Standout games include Zimbabwe’s thrilling win over Pakistan, Ireland upsetting England, and a captivating final to top it all off. An England team, with a world-class Sam Curran, were outstanding throughout (apart from that Ireland game).

5. Morocco reaching the World Cup semi-finals

Never before had an African team reached the World Cup semi-finals. Never before had an Arab team got that far. Never before had a team garnered so much support from the whole globe. Morocco inspired us all, their team spirit and fans reaching new heights.

4. Sydney United 58 reaching the Australian Cup final

Yes, the behaviour by the Sydney fans in the final was disgraceful, we all know that, but for a semi-professional side to beat Western United and Brisbane Roar is pretty impressive to say the least. They made a mockery of themselves in the final though.

3. The Women’s Rugby World Cup being a fantastic stage for women’s rugby

Postponed from 2021, the Women’s Rugby World Cup was worth the wait. The first to be staged in the southern hemisphere, it was full of scintillating rugby of the highest order.


Those who watched the final would’ve been treated to one of the best games in a long, long time.

2. The Women’s Euros breaking all records that stood before it

Record-breaking is certainly the word that best sums up a women’s euros like never before. From start to finish, the football was truly magical. A packed out Old Trafford with over 70,000 fans in it witnessed a great display from the host nation England, before an even better display in the final at Wembley Stadium.

87,000 people were in attendance, the highest attendance ever for a UEFA game, men’s or women’s. Read my article for more.

1. Argentina winning the football World Cup

The World Cup final had everything, early goals, to late drama, and what a satisfying finish at the end of it all. Lionel Messi, cemented his place as the greatest of all time by leading his country to World Cup glory for the first time puts them deservedly at number 1.

LUSAIL CITY, QATAR – DECEMBER 18: Argentina captain Lionel Messi with the trophy after the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Final match between Argentina and France at Lusail Stadium on December 18, 2022 in Lusail City, Qatar. (Photo by Visionhaus/Getty Images)